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I have spoken of Uniformitarianism as the doctrine of Hutton and of Lyell.
The limitations implied in these passages appear to me to constitute the weakness and the logical defect of uniformitarianism.
Now uniformitarianism, as we have seen, tends to ignore geological speculation in this sense altogether.
For consistent uniformitarianism postulates evolution as much in the organic as in the inorganic world.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)|Charles Darwin
This view is a complete reconciliation of catastrophism and uniformitarianism, and is far more rational than either extreme.